La garita , Alajuela, Costa Rica La Garita ( Alajuela, CR - 2542) Built

$2,000,000 USD

Coldwell Banker Vesta Group

Daveed Hollander Daveed Hollander 877-309-9238 (Office) 506-2787-0223 (Office) 506-8822-3939 (Cell) Request More Info

  • Type: Residential
  • Style: 2 Story
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 7
  • Size: 11,840 sq. ft.
  • Lot Size: 11.86 acres
  • Year Built: 1972
  • MLS #: 2542


A beautiful, lush garden, royal palm trees, and centennial trees greet you as you arrive at Villa Hermosa in Las Animas de La Garita de Alajuela. You can walk through stone areas and pathways that go under stone lintels and arches covered with vegetation. The greenery is abundant, and it is beautifully landscaped in the casual, informal way that Costa Ricans favor. There’s a reason for this: in the tropics vegetation needs to be kept at bay. A trimmed French garden would be extremely labor intensive. Hence, a casual style of landscaping gardens has developed, and this is a handsome example of it. A refreshing swimming pool and colonial style fountain complete the outdoors landscape, which at night is lit. Even some of the centennial trees have lights on them.

The property consists of 4.8 hectares. The main colonial house has a construction area of 1.100 square meters (11.836 sq. feet). High ceilings keep the living areas cool. Wide terraces around the house allow the breeze to come in from different directions. The sense of space is luxurious. The typical colonial arch motif echoes all around the interior of the house and in the welcoming terraces. It is sober and elegant. The typical red tiles on the roof, the red tile on the floors, and ceramic details on the steps add warmth. The use of solid, dark wood for the doors, big mirror frames, beams, bannisters, benches, and cabinets sets a tone reminiscent of stern Spanish colonial tastes, as do the iron decorated bars and the decorative stone walls. The house features a small scale, tower-like structure with a small dome and narrow windows. Seen from the blue swimming pool, it conjures images of Spanish colonial churches. Glass lamps, iron chandeliers and lamps, and XIX century antiques on doors and walls provide ambience. The house also has satellite TV system, cable, home theater, surround sound system, air conditioning and a fireplace (both rather rare in Costa Rica), a large laundry area, and maids quarters.



Interior Features

  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub / Spa


  • City Lights
  • Mountain View
  • Valley

Lot Features

  • Clubhouse
  • Landscaped
  • Playground
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court

Extra Features

  • Furnished
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